DALLAS -- “In America, no one who works full- time should ever have to raise a family in poverty. A hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay,” President Obama stated in his weekly address.
Some folks are making sure those words straight from the White House are heard loud and clear right here in Dallas. ‘Raising Wages Works’ was the motto chanted by workers and community leaders Saturday morning.
The Labor Day weekend march and board hearing was held to honor all the hard working men and women in the D-FW area. Also on the agenda -- a rally to raise wages and make sense of income inequality.
Back in April, the Senate blocked a bill that would've hiked the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. But, some minimum wage workers believe their daily grind is worth more than what they earn.
“We cannot live on what we’re making, with $14,000 a year, I could not make ends meet,” protester Ana Flores- Tamayo explained.
“We've got to change that by ensuring that there is a $10.25 wage here in Dallas County and the City of Dallas for all people,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said.
Until that happens, chances are, you can bet your bottom dollar we’ll hear from these persistent protesters year after year.